Dr. Andrew K. Vershon is a Principal Investigator at Waksman Institute, a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Director of the Waksman Student Scholars Program, at Rutgers University.
Research Summary A major focus of his research is on the regulation of transcription in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Specifically, he is investigating how different regulatory proteins interact to control gene expression and how these interactions influence the regulatory activity of the proteins. As Professor, Vershon is one of the most enthusiastic molecular biologists, and loves involving undergraduates in research . During the summer, Dr. Vershon works with high school teachers to encourage their students to participate in genuine molecular biology research in the Waksman Summer Scholars Institute program.